Philip - Wellington

• I want to actively contribute to increasing the use of te reo and understanding of tikanga Māori.
• I want to actively contribute to increasing the use of te reo and understanding of tikanga Māori. I’m firmly of the opinion that a strongly diverse and inclusive community with Te Ao Māori as its foundation is essential for a healthy flourishing Aotearoa/New Zealand. • My early catalyst for wanting to inform myself in Te Ao Māori was driven from a social justice perspective and a desire to understand the concept of bi-culturalism and what that meant in a practical sense. Then as I started to learn more about Te Ao Māori I felt a strong resonance with and connection to Māori concepts and my own value system.